So, use this opportunity to be empathetic, offer support, and learn more about your boyfriend and where he comes from.With some gentle understanding and patience on your part, he’ll hopefully open up and you’ll soon have the chance to share your baked goods with his family in person. You can read about me here, peruse the archives here and read popular posts here.
Maybe there are some issues at home he hasn’t opened up about that he’s nervous about sharing with you.I know that he’s told them all about me and that they keep asking to meet me, but so far he has not introduced us to each other.He’s shared some of my baking with his mom and she loved it, so several times I’ve baked cookies or cakes for him to bring her when I know he’s going to see her.This is not his problem alone; this is a problem in your shared relationship.Because it is a shared problem you will both have to cooperate to come to a mutually satisfactory solution. I have been with my husband for 6 years of marriage and 7 years together.At the begining things was great he was affectionate and lovable and he was the one that started everything. We talk about it but nothing seems to get corrected.Luckily this is a reversible problem if both of you are willing to compromise and to work on it to make it better.I, like you, think that seeing a counselor about this issue would be a good idea.And if he says “no,” which he hopefully will, you can respond with: “Good, then how about we go out for dinner together next Friday?” Don’t give him the option of dropping the ball — pick out the restaurant and make a reservation if you have to.